Setting custom quick control settings on the EOS 1Dx Mark III.

Article ID: ART176392 | Date published: 02/03/2020 | Date last updated: 03/23/2020


How to set custom quick control settings on the EOS 1Dx Mark III.


Custom Quick Control

Custom Quick Control

Unlike the fixed layout and predetermined shooting features on the Quick Control screen (), this screen can be customized with your preferred shooting features and layout. This function is called “Custom Quick Control.”

  1. Select [Set-up: Custom Quick Control].

  2. Select [Start editing layout].

  3. Review the instructions and select [OK].

    • By default, the layout includes the items shown here.
  4. Add an item.

    • Press the Q (Quick Control) button.
    • Turn the Quick Control Dial dial or use Multi-controller to select an item to add, then press SET.
    • To remove an item, either select the item and press the Erase button or select [Clear all items] in step 2.
  5. Arrange the item.

    • Turn the Main Dial or Quick Control Dial dial or use Multi-controller to move the added item (in the frame with arrows) into position.
    • To change the display size, press the INFO button and resize the item as needed.
    • Press SET to confirm the position. Any existing items in that position will be overwritten (deleted).
    • To rearrange an item, select the item, then press SET and move the item as needed.


    • To start by removing all items from the default layout, select [Clear all items] in step 2, then go to step 4.

    Sample layout

    • Arrange items in your preferred layout by repeating steps 4 and 5.
    • To remove an item from the layout, select it and press the Erase button.
  6. Exit the setting.

    • When finished, press the MENU button to return to the screen in step 2.
  7. Review your setting screen.

    Sample screen

    • Confirm that [Custom Quick Control screen] in [Set-up: INFO button display options] has a checkmark [Check] ().
    • Press the INFO button to display the Custom Quick Control screen (), then check the layout.

Resetting the Custom Quick Control Screen or Clearing All Items

To restore the default Custom Quick Control screen layout, select [Revert layout to default] in step 2 ().

To remove all items from the layout (so that the screen is blank except for the bottom row), select [Clear all items].

Available items and display sizes for the screen layout

(Vertical × horizontal cells)
Item and Size 1×1 1×2 1×3 1×5 2×2 2×3 3×1 4×1
Shooting mode            
Shutter speed            
ISO speed            
Exposure comp./AEB setting          
Flash exposure compensation          
Picture Style            
White balance            
WB Shift/Bkt.            
Auto Lighting Optimizer              
Custom Controls              
AF operation            
AF point selection            
Metering mode              
Drive mode              
Rec function/card selection          
External Speedlite control              
Highlight tone priority              
Viewfinder grid              
Sensor cleaning              
Exposure level            
GPS settings              


  • The amount of information that can be shown and the features available for Quick Control vary by item, due to differences in display size.
  • The same item cannot be arranged in multiple positions on the screen.




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